Goodfellow hosts 2008 Asian / Pacific Islander Heritage Luncheon
By Senior Airman Kamaile Chan, 17th Training Wing Public Affairs
/ Published May 30, 2008
GOODFELLOW AIR FORCE BASE, Texas --
In celebration of May being Asian Pacific American Heritage Month--the Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Committee held their annual luncheon at the Event Center May 21.
Food and entertainment were provided by members of the committee. From Korea to China, Hawaii to Thailand, many different Asian cultures were represented through song, dance, and of course, delicious food with dishes such as beef bulgogi and kim chee from Korea, Papaya salad from Thailand, Pancit and Lumpia (egg rolls) from the Phillippines, sushi from Japan, and a "Polynesian style" pig representing the traditional "kalua pig" that is popular in Hawaii.
Yong Conomacos, APIHC treasurer, prepared the Korean dishes, and Airman 1st Class Jennifer Nonog performed a Filipino song. More than 200 military and civilian personnel were in attendance for the luncheon.
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Ehlers, 17th Training Group deputy commander and sponsor for the committee remarked, "The food was great, the performances were super, and the turn-out was outstanding."